• France, Spain: Europe must keep promises in crisis Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    PARIS-- The leaders of France and Spain said Wednesday that the 17 countries that use the euro already have all the tools they need to solve their debt crisis and now must put their promises into action.

  • TEXT-Fitch affirms Ukraine-based MHP SA at 'B' Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

    Oct 10- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ukraine- based poultry and agricultural producer MHP S.A.' s Long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating at' B' with a Stable Outlook. The rating is capped by Ukraine's Country Ceiling of' B'.

  • Romney's Bain advisers aided China, Russia growth Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- As Bain& Co. head in the early 1990 s, Mitt Romney presided over the corporate strategy firm's expanding operations into China and Russia, helping their initial attempts to move into the world's free market system. In his campaign, China and Russia are prime targets for criticism.

  • UPDATE 2-Regulator eases UK bank rules to support lending Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    *FPC member Jenkins says banks may need more capital* Industry says mixed messages on capital add to uncertainty* Lloyds shares up 4.5 pct, UK bank shares rise.

  • TORONTO, Oct 10- Canada's main stock index was slightly lower on Wednesday morning as materials shares strengthened and financials weakened after the starting round of the U.S. earnings season flashed mixed signals. A warning from Alcoa Inc.

  • UPDATE 1-Belarus cbank to halt rate cuts as rouble wobbles Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    MINSK, Oct 10- The Belarus central bank, which has cut its benchmark interest rate at least once a month so far this year, will not do so again this month in order to prevent a run on the rouble, its head Nadezhda Yermakova said on Wednesday.

  • UPDATE 1-Indonesia's Bakries say phones, emails hacked Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:12 AM ET

    *News comes a day ahead of Bumi Plc board meeting. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Telephones and email accounts belonging to Indonesia's influential Bakrie clan have been hacked, a Bakrie official said, pointing to unspecified "suspicions" likely to further strain relations with fellow investors in UK miner Bumi Plc.

  • Sudan, South Sudan pledge peace, seek investment Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:06 AM ET

    *Rare chance for Sudan to meet Western firms. *Sudan and South came close to war in April. VIENNA, Oct 10- Sudan and South Sudan pledged to work together to rebuild their shattered economies and not to return to war in a joint plea for foreign investment after signing a critical trade and border agreement last month.

  • RPT-Buyout firms, Discovery eye ProSieben units-sources Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    *BC Partners, EQT, Providence, Discovery showed interest* Price tag seen at up to 1.4 bln euros* Final bids due later this months By Sven Nordenstam and Arno Schuetze STOCKHOLM/ FRANKFURT, Oct 10- ProSiebenSat1.

  • PREVIEW-Polish PM seeks course through economic storm Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    *Poll shows Tusk's party slipped behind opposition* PM likely to offer growth stimulus, public sector reform By Christian Lowe. WARSAW, Oct 10- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will try to persuade voters on Friday he is the best man to deal with an economic slowdown that has made one of eastern Europe's most stable governments look suddenly vulnerable.

  • Investors increase Treasuries holdings in week - survey Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices in the latest week as worries over the outcome of Europe's debt crisis supported safe-haven buying of U.S. government debt, a survey released on Wednesday showed. The share of investors who were "short", or holding fewer Treasuries than their benchmarks, was unchanged on the week at 15 percent, according to the latest J.P. Morgan survey.

  • SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at space station Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-- A private company successfully delivered a half-ton of supplies to the International Space Station early Wednesday, the first official shipment under a billion-dollar contract with NASA. Williams thanked SpaceX and NASA for the delivery, especially the chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream stashed in a freezer.

  • BERLIN, Oct 10- Germany's leading economic institutes see Europe's largest economy growing by 1 percent next year, halving their April forecast due to a worsening global economic outlook, newspapers reported on Wednesday.

  • Burton's 'Frankenweenie' opens London Film Fest Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    LONDON-- This year's London Film Festival has Ben Affleck, Dustin Hoffman and the Rolling Stones _ and it's bookended by one of the city's premiere cinematic couples. Britain's biggest film showcase opens Wednesday with the European premiere of London- based American director Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," the animated tale of a boy and his beloved _ but dead _ dog.

  • LONDON, Oct 10- The shale boom has left some of the most sophisticated refineries in the United States hunting across Europe and Africa for more of the heavy residue left over from other refiners' crude distillation units, as they try to find a use for all the expensive coking units built in the last decade.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 10- Sweden is to delay new rules forcing banks to put aside more capital than other banks in Europe to protect themselves against risk to the middle of next year, Financial Markets Minister Peter Norman said on Wednesday.

  • UPDATE 2-Rabobank weighs bids for asset manager Robeco Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    *AMG/Permira plan to split up Robeco- sources. *Robeco could fetch more than 2 bln euros- sources. is weighing three offers for its asset management arm Robeco, facing a choice between bids to split the 2 billion euro- plus business or sell it in one piece, people familiar with the situation said.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 10- British singer Sarah Brightman announced on Wednesday she had bought a seat to fly on a Russian spaceship, describing the journey as a chance to fulfil a childhood desire "beyond her wildest dreams."

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 10- Tata Steel's Europe unit will receive the first iron ore shipment from its Benga project in Mozambique by end-October, a top official said, a first step towards addressing the cost volatility affecting its European operations.

  • Russian Railways adds 12.5 bln rbls to seven-year Eurobond Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Oct 10- Russian Railways continued its drive to raise 100 billion roubles of investment capital this year by adding 12.5 billion roubles to its outstanding seven-year Eurobond issue, one of the deal's arrangers told Reuters on Wednesday. Alongside VTB Capital, J.P. Morgan and Royal Bank of Scotland arranged both deals.